Staff Biographies

Piano, Voice, & Kindermusik Instructor

Carolyn Glaub

FOUNDER OF THE CENTER OF MUSIC AND ART

Carolyn Glaub founded The Center of Music and Art twenty years ago on the principal that every creative act is a dream. The mission of CMA to help people develop their dreams and use them to better their lives. Carolyn has been certified as a Kindermusik educator and has over 30 years of experience teaching young children in private lessons and group classes. 

Violin, Viola, & French Horn Instructor

Ryan Bradley

Ryan has been playing several instruments his whole life. He studied violin and French horn since the age of 9. At 14 years of age he picked up guitar and piano. He studied violin under the Suzuki Method for several years before switching to viola. After high school he decided to study Music Education and Viola Performance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with teachers such as Dr. Stanley Chepatis. This is where his love for orchestral music grew. He taught with the IUP String Project for 4 years in college. He taught private lessons as well as group string classes for the surrounding school districts. He was a member of the Vitulari String Quartet that performed in several competitions and performed at many private events and weddings. After college he taught elementary music at St. Bernards Learning Center in Indiana, PA. While doing this he played in the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and played several times with the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra in the viola sections. Before moving to Ohio Ryan was teaching private lessons and group classes at Maestro Minds school of Music in Darragh, PA, and he was also working as a music director for Christian Life Church for the past 6 years. He was called to Ohio to work as the Director of Worship and Discipleship for Wintersville United Methodist Church. In his free time he loves to practice all of his instruments and still loves to cheer on his Pittsburgh Sports teams!

Drum & Percussion Instructor

William R. Cashdollar, Jr.

Bill is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, with a degree focusing on both Music Composition and Percussion. He has also continued to study, taking courses through The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The University of Melbourne. He is also a proud member of several professional organizations, including The Percussive Arts Society, The U.S. Association of Rudimental Drummers, and The Professional Drum Teachers Guild of America.

Bill is currently the Percussion Instructor at Harrison Central High School in Cadiz, Oh. He is also the director of the Fort Steuben Nutcracker Drumline, and has directed the O.V.A.C. All-Star Drumline in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022.

Outside of music, Bill enjoys exploring the outdoors, road trips, historic trains, and studying astronomy and physics.

Voice Instructor

Jennifer Forrester

Jennifer is continuing her education at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Sacred Music with a concentration on vocal performance. She has always enjoyed music throughout high school and volunteers with Harrison Central’s music department. She has been teaching voice for over a year, and is excited to teach others what they need to build their confidence and abilities.

Guitar Repair

Norm Keyser

Norm Keyser was born and raised here in the Ohio Valley and began playing guitar in 1987. With over three decades of experience, Norm is well versed in performance and  guitar repair/modification. When you bring your guitar to CMA for repairs or upgrades, you can have the piece of mind that your instrument is in the right hands. Services offered include restringing, setup, truss rod / neck adjustment, fretwork, cleaning, electronics/pickups for electric guitars, and more. You can drop off your guitar anytime, and we offer free estimates.

Piano Instructor

Cherry Lee

A native of the Chicago area, Cherry Lee earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has traveled extensively to places such as Brazil, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, England, France, Switzerland and Germany to name a few. Having lived in Texas, Arizona, Florida and China, Cherry relocated to the Ohio Valley where she has been teaching piano since 2013. She has served as an accompanist for a number of local vocalists and enjoys performing with other musicians. Cherry is a devoted volunteer at local animal shelters and the Weirton Christian Center

Guitar, Clarinet, & Saxophone Instructor

Patrick LeMasters

Patrick LeMasters is a music major from West Liberty who specializes in woodwinds and guitar. He plays in the local oldies cover band, Flashback, and the Christian Rock band, Called By Name. If you are looking for instruction in solid woodwind technique and music reading to improve your performance in band or you want to learn basic theory and ear training for the purpose of improvising in Jazz and Rock, Patrick is your guy.

Guitar, Bass, & Ukulele Instructor

Justin Lindsey

Justin grew up in a musical family and started playing ukulele before picking up the guitar which he has been playing for 12 years. Justin has experience playing both bass and lead guitar in local country bands around his hometown of Peoria, IL as well as playing solo acoustic gigs. He has experience leading worship at several churches, playing in pit orchestras, teaching group guitar and ukulele classes, as well as teaching general music and band for the elementary and middle school levels. Justin graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Jazz Guitar where he also studied classical guitar. He has been teaching private lessons for 8 years, having his students focus on a curriculum of essential techniques and concepts while teaching them their favorite songs.

Band Instrument Repair

David Smith

After training in Machine Tool Technology at Forbes Road CTC, David decided in 1972 to turn to musical instrument repair and restoration as a career. After a two year in-house apprenticeship with Gerrero Music of Wheeling, West Virginia, he became a full-time Band Instrument Repair Technician for Gerrero Music of Steubenville, Ohio in 1974. During the 47 years he has worked here in the Ohio Valley, he has had the opportunity to perform work for over 40 different school districts in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Additionally, he has association with many professional clients in the area, specializing in saxophone repair and restoration. Through the years he has also enjoyed providing repair clinics for local band directors on “in service” days, as well as a mobile repair service at various marching band contests.

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David likes to say that music and working with his hands are two things he loves very much. So a career of providing musical instruments that are both musically and mechanically reliable to Ohio Valley students has been a great pleasure for him. We asked him, “What have been some of your greatest repair challenges over your 47 year career?” He remembered the dad who tried to remove a stuck trumpet mouthpiece by tying one end to a tree and the other to his car bumper. You can visualize the result. The alto saxophone that was literally flattened when a school bus ran over it. A trombone slide that had a dollar bill rolled up inside of it (“Why is this thing playing so flat?”). And of course all the things he has discovered lodged inside musical instruments like a golf ball, marbles, lip balm, coins, ink pens, jewelry, pencils, food, candy, mouthpieces, and even homework. He says the question is always the same: “How can something that goes in so easy be so hard to get out?”

Although he has worked by himself for the majority of his profession, David states that one of his greatest pleasures is teaching young students how to care for their musical instruments and get the most from their music education.

Voice, Piano, & Drama Instructor

Keenan Seditz

Keenan Seditz has studied Voice, Acting, and piano through various schools, including Steubenville High School and West Liberty University. He is a High Tenor who recently obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance with an emphasis in Voice. His passion for singing expands through the genres of Classical, Rock, Pop, and Musical theatre. He is very excited to begin his professional career by teaching students and discovering all of their potential to be the best performers they can be!

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Guitar Instructor

Jonathan Stanley

Jonathan Stanley has been playing guitar since he was 14, and was himself a student at CMA for several years. His musical tastes range from classic rock bands such as Kiss and ACDC to blues acts such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton to jazz/fusion acts like Greg Howe and Frank Gambale. Jonathan also plays in local original Metal band Helios and 80s cover band Steel City Messiahs. If you’re a complete beginner, an intermediate player, or even a seasoned player looking to expand on anything, stop in today. Jon would love to help.

Art Instructor

Gerald Van Scyoc

Gerald has been making art for over twenty years. His work has been featured in such major venues as the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio; The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and The Stifel Gallery in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is a member of the Steubenville Art Association as well as The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Gerald is currently represented by GalleriE CHIZ, in Pittsburgh. His work has been purchased by Ohio University, The Martins Ferry Public Library, and by several private collectors. Gerald’s favorite medium is oil painting. He currently lives in Steubenville, Ohio. You can see his work at www.artwanted.com/gsvsart 

Piano Instructor

Stephan Williams

Stephan Williams has played piano since the age of 9, including 7 years of study with David Zapka, former professor of piano at West Liberty University. He recently continued his piano studies with Deborah Breiding of West Liberty. He is currently pursuing a degree in philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he also studies organ. Stephan is excited to begin teaching piano and sharing his love of the instrument with others.